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  1. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    20 Nov '09 06:17
    Australia mulls Scientology probe

    The Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, has said he will consider calls for a parliamentary inquiry into the Church of Scientology.

    But he said the evidence must be looked at carefully before proceeding.

    Senator Nick Xenophon launched a scathing attack on Scientology, citing letters from former followers alleging extensive criminal activity.

    Scientology spokesman Cyrus Brooks said the senator's attack had been an abuse of parliamentary proceedings.

    Senator Xenophon tabled seven letters from former Scientologists who he said were willing to co-operate with New South Wales and Australian federal police.

    "The letters received by me which were written by former followers in Australia, contain extensive allegations of crimes and abuses which are truly shocking," he said, citing other letters from people who prefer to stay anonymous.

    Senator Xenophon said their correspondence implicated the organisation in a range of crimes, including forced imprisonment, coerced abortions, physical violence and blackmail.


    Any guts feelings about this? Any victims willing to share here? Any supporters of the Church of Scientology willing to argue its corner in the face of allegations like these?
  2. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    20 Nov '09 06:19
    Originally posted by FMF
    [b]Australia mulls Scientology probe

    [quote]The Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, has said he will consider calls for a parliamentary inquiry into the Church of Scientology.

    But he said the evidence must be looked at carefully before proceeding.

    Senator Nick Xenophon launched a scathing attack on Scientology, citing letters from former follower ...[text shortened]... the Church of Scientology willing to argue its corner in the face of allegations like these?[/b]
    The problem here is that a pyramid scheme is using a religious front to promote their profits.

    I do not have a clue if that's criminal or not.